# Logic vs. Intuition — What's the Difference?

## Definitions

#### Logic➦

Logic (from Greek: λογική, logikḗ, 'possessed of reason, intellectual, dialectical, argumentative') is the systematic study of valid rules of inference, i.e. the relations that lead to the acceptance of one proposition (the conclusion) on the basis of a set of other propositions (premises).

#### Intuition➦

Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning. Different fields use the word "intuition" in very different ways, including but not limited to: direct access to unconscious knowledge; unconscious cognition; inner sensing; inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition; and the ability to understand something instinctively, without any need for conscious reasoning.The word intuition comes from the Latin verb intueri translated as "consider" or from the late middle English word intuit, "to contemplate".

#### Logic➦

The study of principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content, and of method and validity in deductive reasoning.

#### Intuition➦

The ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning
We shall allow our intuition to guide us

#### Logic➦

A system of reasoning
Aristotle's logic.

#### Intuition➦

The faculty of knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof.

#### Logic➦

A mode of reasoning
By that logic, we should sell the company tomorrow.

#### Intuition➦

An impression or insight gained by the use of this faculty
"I had this intuition you would come here just after the rain broke" (Carson McCullers).

#### Logic➦

The formal, guiding principles of a discipline, school, or science.

#### Intuition➦

Immediate cognition without the use of conscious rational processes.

Valid reasoning

#### Intuition➦

A perceptive insight gained by the use of this faculty.

#### Logic➦

The relationship between elements and between an element and the whole in a set of objects, individuals, principles, or events
There's a certain logic to the motion of rush-hour traffic.

#### Intuition➦

A looking after; a regard to.
What, no reflection on a reward! He might have an intuition at it, as the encouragement, though not the cause, of his pains.

#### Logic➦

The nonarithmetic operations performed by a computer, such as sorting, comparing, and matching, that involve yes-no decisions.

#### Intuition➦

Direct apprehension or cognition; immediate knowledge, as in perception or consciousness; - distinguished from "mediate" knowledge, as in reasoning; as, the mind knows by intuition that black is not white, that a circle is not a square, that three are more than two, etc.; quick or ready insight or apprehension.
Sagacity and a nameless something more, - let us call it intuition.

#### Logic➦

Computer circuitry.

#### Intuition➦

Any object or truth discerned by intuition.

#### Logic➦

Graphic representation of computer circuitry.

#### Intuition➦

Any quick insight, recognized immediately without a reasoning process; a belief arrived at unconsciously; - often it is based on extensive experience of a subject.

Logical

#### Intuition➦

The ability to have insight into a matter without conscious thought; as, his chemical intuition allowed him to predict compound conformations without any conscious calculation; a mother's intuition often tells her what is best for her child.

#### Logic➦

(uncountable) A method of human thought that involves thinking in a linear, step-by-step manner about how a problem can be solved. Logic is the basis of many principles including the scientific method.

#### Intuition➦

Instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)

#### Logic➦

The study of the principles and criteria of valid inference and demonstration.

#### Intuition➦

An impression that something might be the case;

#### Logic➦

The mathematical study of relationships between rigorously defined concepts and of mathematical proof of statements.

#### Logic➦

A formal or informal language together with a deductive system or a model-theoretic semantics.

#### Logic➦

(uncountable) Any system of thought, whether rigorous and productive or not, especially one associated with a particular person.
It's hard to work out his system of logic.

#### Logic➦

(uncountable) The part of a system (usually electronic) that performs the boolean logic operations, short for logic gates or logic circuit.
Fred is designing the logic for the new controller.

#### Logic➦

To engage in excessive or inappropriate application of logic.

#### Logic➦

(transitive) To apply logical reasoning to.

#### Logic➦

(transitive) To overcome by logical argument.

#### Logic➦

The science or art of exact reasoning, or of pure and formal thought, or of the laws according to which the processes of pure thinking should be conducted; the science of the formation and application of general notions; the science of generalization, judgment, classification, reasoning, and systematic arrangement; the science of correct reasoning.
Logic is the science of the laws of thought, as thought; that is, of the necessary conditions to which thought, considered in itself, is subject.

#### Logic➦

A treatise on logic; as, Mill's Logic.

#### Logic➦

Correct reasoning; as, I can't see any logic in his argument; also, sound judgment; as, the logic of surrender was uncontestable.

#### Logic➦

The path of reasoning used in any specific argument; as, his logic was irrefutable.

#### Logic➦

A function of an electrical circuit (called a gate) that mimics certain elementary binary logical operations on electrical signals, such as AND, OR, or NOT; as, a logic circuit; the arithmetic and logic unit.

#### Logic➦

The branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

#### Logic➦

Reasoned and reasonable judgment;
It made a certain kind of logic

#### Logic➦

The principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation;
Economic logic requires it
By the logic of war

#### Logic➦

A system of reasoning